State-level Republicans are laboring to effect their own slow-rolling coup in the upcoming elections.
The senator was surprised about the January 6 commission filibuster, but he still wants bipartisanship on voting rights.
If approved, the For the People Act would increase ballot access nationwide.
The last-ditch move came hours after Texas Republicans rammed the bill through the state Senate in the dead of night.
Voting rights advocates say Texas already has more barriers to voting than most other states.
The bill would increase polling places in many Republican-represented districts while cutting them in Democratic areas.
As the GOP moves to sabotage the electoral process, these laws aim to scare away potential voters and poll workers.
Democrats were able to remove language from the bill that was plucked straight from Jim Crow, but the fight isn’t over.
At least 125 bills would change the ballot measure process in 28 states.